Success Story: Averted progression of disease

HiRes_WOMANPatient: a 64 year old female

Diagnosis/Medical Condition: The patient has a diagnosis of hyperlipidemia and hypertension.

Medical History: The patient has a diagnosis of hyperlipidemia and hypertension with poor compliance for health.

MCM Intervention(s): Since enrolling in the DM program this patient has made one important dietary change. She stopped drinking soda which is high in sugar and “empty” calories. This poor dietary habit caused weight gain and placed additional strain on her heart. The patient was focused on this goal and reported to the DM nurse that she had lost 5 pounds. She then set her next goal to lose five more pounds. Recent lab work showed a drop of 24 points in her total cholesterol. The patient was able to experience this success with encouragement from her health coach. This shows her commitment to a healthy lifestyle and there by avoiding the progression of her condition.